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Glossary A - Z
Advice Information and Guidance.
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. www.bis.org.uk
Continuous Professional Development.
English as a Foreign Language.
English Language Teaching.
European Social Fund. www.esf.gov.uk
English for Speakers of Other Languages.
Her Majesty's Prison.
Initial Teacher Training.
Literacy, Language and Numeracy.
National consultancy and professional development centre for staff working in literacy, numeracy, dyslexia, family learning and ESOL. Based at London South Bank University. www.lsbu.ac.uk/lluplus
Learning and Skills Council. www.lsc.gov.uk
The Learning and Skills Improvement Service is the sector-owned body created in 2008 from the merging of QIA and CEL (the Centre for Excellence in Leadership). www.lsis.org.uk
An example of a VLE. A free package which aims to help practitioners create effective online learning sites. www.moodle.org
National Framework of Qualifications of Ireland.
National Health Service.
National Vocational Qualification. Work based awards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Her Majesty's Prison.
The Quality Improvement Agency was established in 2006 to guide improvement in FE. See LSIS.
Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning.
Trade Union Congress, an umbrella organisation for trade unions in Britain.
UK Commission for Employment and Skills. www.ukces.org.uk
Virtual Learning Environments are software systems designed to support teaching and learning in an educational setting, facilitating online contact between teachers and students
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